This program is not currently active. Another live round is coming in Spiritpreneur Warrior Business Sisterhood.
Let’s find your Gospel of Greatness and build something powerful with it. Let’s manifest your dreams. Let’s tune into your miracles, mojo, and magic and help you give birth to your products, publishing and programs. Let’s optimize whatever you’re doing…
It is not too late for you to find your voice — and positively influence others with it. Wherever you are right now with your business is your current starting point. We all start somewhere. Back in the day, I thought branding was business cards.
Listen up, Business Bombshell. Your brand is not your business cards. It’s time to go deep.
If you’ve been waiting for a sign, this is it.
*MUST create or grow a lightworker business that positions you as an expert and your meessage as a movement;
*Were BORN to speak, write, and be influential as a coach, healer, or heart-centered consultant; and
*Are ACHING to create branded products with a powerful mission and message.
*People who have a side hustle that they want to keep small and on the side. (That’s awesome, but in this program we are setting the foundation for your guru status!)
*Non-soul-centered Entrepreneurs who don’t want to expand their community, tribe, and following.
*Those who don’t want to have expert, guru, or influencer positioning.
This week is about clarity. Who are you? What is your current state of business? Where are you strong and where are your challenges? What is unique about your offering? Why should anyone come to you? What has been holding you back up to this point?
We solidify your mission, message, and purpose, as well as your niche and target market. You will also begin to build your Unique Guru Proposition and Plan.
This week is about you, your business, and the marketplace. We asses your brand and give it a guru facelift. What is your current online presentation and presence? We’ll aim for glossy and attractive visuals that perfectly reflect you and your brand.
You will learn how to establish your identity in the eyes of the market. There is a glut of healers, speakers, writers, coaches, trainers, and consultants. We hone in on your positioning within your niche. We will also delve into the power of your story, and you as a speaker, writer/content creator, and service provider.
Who is your tribe and ideal client? We get clear about who you serve. This week we become intimately familiar with who you serve. How you find customers and clients? You will learn how to attract the perfect people for your offering. We will also continue to deconstruct and reconstruct your platform to make you a magnet for guru opportunities.
This week our focus is on your sales funnels. We’ll look at how these funnels can help you to build a celebrity-like following with your powerful content. What will be your content and delivery system? We also further unpack how will you serve your tribe. We solidify your multiple income streams and the perfect funnels to serve your ideal clients.
It’s guru reinvention time and list-building time. How do you appear to the world? How does your offering appear? And why would anyone want to join your tribe? You will also learn how you can you use social media to create a buzz. We do a social media analysis and examine others within your niche.
This week is all about getting attention for your mission and message. We will breakdown movement building. You will learn how to leverage ideal relationships and powering up your media appearances and speaker opportunities.
This week is a powerful implementation week. We want to make sure that you are shining fully and up to the challenge of being viewed as an authority in your field. We will clean up any rough edges and cement your Guru Portfolio that will be used for you to be seen, recognized, respected, and paid as an expert and influencer in your niche.
If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.
Most of us have issues. Most of us have fears. We have stuff. Reasons why we are blocked. For you, that may be impostor syndrome, self-doubt, procrastination, people pleasing, perfectionism, isolation, or some other kind of self-sabotage. It may be hard for you to finish projects. You may have shiny new thing syndrome or lack confidence. Maybe you don’t want to self-promote or hate being sales-y. Or maybe you’re an introvert (like me) and don’t know the best way to shine. I get it.
While I was trying to figure out why I had no business, I was recovering from a devastating breakup, going through grief from losing loved ones, and in the throes of disordered eating. I was a wounded healer and it could have easily derailed me.
If your discipline is failing you, don’t worry. We’re going to work from a place of blissipline.
The Become the Guru Hear Me Roar Process is a proven system with practical, actionable advice built on the foundation of faith combined with blissipline. Yes, blissipline! This process is going to be strategic, informative, empowering, fun — and — take you to the next level.
Every week, on my Spiritpreneur School podcast, I share the stories of women in business taking self-love to self-launch. Here’s my story…
Back around 2008, I was living and working with passion. But say it with me now: PASSION is NOT a business plan.
“Dare,” my debut novel, was just published by Simon and Schuster, I was hosting a show for BET (Black Entertainment Television), I was touring the country with the Divas of Literature, I had a weekly “Dear Abiola” advice column in an urban paper, Eve Ensler of The Vagina Monologues had just published my writing in an anthology as I had created a film festival for her years earlier to stop violence against women and girls, my short art films were getting attention. Lots of really exciting things were happening. I had lots going on outwardly but my business was stymied. Why? Because I didn’t know it, but I was directionless.
My *hope* was that I would keep getting TV hosting gigs and then at some point I could parlay them into my own show. (Did I say that hope is not a business?) I had pitch meetings with top networks but when they would ask who my audience was, I would say “everybody.” I couldn’t figure out why the meetings would end soon after that. I felt like everything I was saying should appeal to everyone. Who wouldn’t need a positive message to love yourself? Now I know that by trying to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one.
My personal brand was decided by whatever other folks said about me. I remember that after a red carpet the BET blog called me a “lifestyle guru.” At the time, that sounded so overwhelming. I was upset. What if other people saw that and felt I was getting too self-important. It didn’t matter that I wasn’t the one who said it. I was upset about what “they” would think about me being called a guru. (Being worried about what others think is sign of playing small.)
Then the markets crashed, the media industry tanked, and I was “laid off” from my BET job. (Not necessarily in that order!)
I then received an offer from another Viacom network. It wasn’t MTV yet, but VH1. They said that they were doing a new reality show. And it was produced by Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore??! I love her! They promised me that it would be a great way to market my new book and begin to build a wider audience.
I said, sure! Sign me up! I was *passionate* about the opportunity. Back in those days, I had the art of yes, yes, yes, down to a dangerous science. And not always in a positive way.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. The popular opinion at the time was that any publicity was good publicity.
So I signed on and did the reality dating /matchmaker show. (Actually, I did a couple of them.) My boyfriend at the time didn’t mind. He knew that it was all to feed the publicity machine with the hopes that more than 10 people would know who I was. Somehow, I *hoped* that this would amount to a business.
I had no brand, no strong POV because I wanted to appeal to everybody, and no plan of action other than to “keep putting myself out there.” I had *hope* and *passion* but no brand or business.
If you want people to pay attention to you, you’d better have something to say once they tune in. I didn’t.
After I did the show I got all kinds of crazy offers. A top network weight loss show offered to pay me $50K to come on and lose weight. The only caveat was that even though I was overweight I needed to gain more weight first! My ‘jump on whatever bandwagon showed up’ approach was dead. I was out of alignment with my blessings.
I realized that I needed to strip everything away and build a brand from scratch. I knew how to get media attention, but I wasn’t saying anything. I had the chops, and knew the psychology and sociology of how to say, hey, listen to me, but I had no idea of what to do next with whoever showed up.
I had always played with one foot in traditional media and one foot in indie media. I created my first podcast “The Goddess Factory” way back in 2005. I had hundreds of downloads even then but I had no mechanisms in place to properly build my community and respond their needs.
I was giving speeches, hosting shows, and walking red carpets, but my messages were sporadic and unfocused. My undergraduate degree was sociology of women and creative writing and my Master’s Degree was a study of media perceptions of women. My coaching certification is in neuro-linguistic programming. All of that is fancy but my own journey — and the journeys of those around me taught me the biggest lessons.
After the reality show, I wanted to get back to the empowerment that I had been sharing on my sometime blog and in my long ago podcast. The messages of self-worth, living like you mean it, and being able to control your destiny. After all, every target I had created for myself, I’d hit.
I remember that I always told my team that our objective with all content was hiding vitamins in candy. I thought that I had to hide my messages of inspiration, transformation, and motivation. I was afraid to fully own my purpose. My transformational work was faith-based but I didn’t feel comfortable to own that. I was playing small. I was terrified to step into my greatness.
It was time for a personal and professional reinvention. So I took inventory, analyzed my assets and deficits, created new tactics and habits, rolled up my sleeves, did my research, partnered with a business coach, and got to work. After all, the same mindset that created a problem will not solve it.
I began to put together the Hear Me Roar Process based on the foundation of everything I knew. I went into deep study. I took what worked and tossed the rest. I drew a path of empowerment from my great-grandmother who was a midwife in Guyana, to my farmer grandparents, my teacher mother, and my minster/journalist father.
I was able to see how even my college media internships in textbook marketing, television, and magazines had been preparing me to empower women to go from self-love to self-launch.
My Hear Me Roar Process™ will help you to build a solid business that includes coaching, speaking, and writing — or focus the business you already have. We will clarify your purpose, boost your presence, build your platform, hone your presentations, create a product, and lay out a pathway for you to step into your power.
Stop hoping that things will work out, that maybe it will all come together.
You can do better than hope. Let’s harness that passion and make it the runway to turning your message and mission into a movement.
If hope or passion is your business plan, you are a “wantrepreneur.” I want you to be empowered as an entrepreneur. Better yet, I want you to be a “Spiritpreneur,” a spirited entrepreneur who believes in herself and is the Queen of her own Queendom.
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Hi! I'm Abiola, author of the award-winning Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love, founder of Spiritpreneur School and the Spiritpreneur Warrior Sisterhood. It's time for you to answer your calling and fulfill your sacred purpose. Let's take self-love to self-launch.
Lifestyle guru Abiola Abrams is a master coach, award-winning self-help author, Essence advice columnist, international speaker and founder of the empowerment hub, Womanifesting University. Her healing tools for women include The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love, African Goddess Affirmation Cards, meditation albums like Chakras on Fleek, and her Abundance Pray Love Goddess Retreat in Bali. Seen giving transformational advice on networks from MTV to the Discovery Channel, our grandmothers had “Dear Abby” and we have “Dear Abiola.”